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Excellence and Perfection

Excellence and Perfection

Michael J. Fox once said, “I am careful not to confuse excellence with perfection. Excellence, I can reach for; perfection is God’s business.”

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Excellence is a process or pursuit; perfection is a “state” (and a static state at that). If and once one were to reach a state of perfection in anything the quest would be over, no improvement possible, and the passion that drove the pursuit of perfection would die.

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Don’t misunderstand. Aspiration for perfection is a noble quest, but there’s a danger and a downside. If the expectation of “perfection” is present, surely you’ll be disappointed if you don’t reach it.

If the charge of being perfect is the standard of success, it’s often easier not to get started than to Read the full blog…